|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup was probably made for Arthur Abercromby, a Scotsman who worked for the Swedish East India Company. Many Scots were active in the Swedish China Trade, and Colin Campbell, a Scottish merchant, was one of the founders of the Swedish East India Company.
Abercromby is known to have traveled to China as the fourth supercargo on the Stockholm, a Swedish East India Company ship that returned to Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1742. This cup may come from one of the "2 ½ tea services with coats of arms" that were part of his private cargo on that voyage.
|Year Range from||1740|
|Year Range to||1745|
|Material||Hard Paste Porcelain|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Collector||David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery|